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The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research, and the development of advanced surgical techniques.


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2017 ASBrS Meeting


  • Deadline Approaching on Tuesday, November 8 - Submit Your Research Abstracts, "How I Do It" Videos for Presentation at Society's 2017 Annual Meeting

    Call for Abstracts
    Researchers who want their abstracts considered for presentation must submit them no later than 3:00 pm ET November 8, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Call for "How I Do It" Videos
    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is again inviting YOU to submit a video showing your colleagues your tricks of the trade. The submission deadline is 3:00 pm EST on December 6, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Questions regarding the submission process for abstracts and "How I Do It" videos should be emailed to abstracts@breastsurgeons.org.

  • The ASBrS will co-sponsor the 2016 ABS School of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation. The program will be held November 14-15, 2016, at the Westin North River in Chicago. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.americanbrachytherapy.org/meetings/2016_breast_school_agenda.cfm
  • Society Releases Consensus Guideline on Hereditary Genetic Testing for Patients With and Without Breast

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons has released a consensus guideline on Hereditary Genetic Testing for Patients With and Without Breast Cancer. This statement was developed by the Society's Research Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The guideline replaced the previous statement, BRCA Genetic Testing for Patients.

  • 2017 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship

    The American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons are pleased to announce a new shared scholarship this year. This scholarship will be awarded to a surgeon specifically working in breast cancer surgery in underserved and developing areas to improve the quality of breast cancer surgical services. The scholarship, in the amount of $5,000, provides the scholar with an opportunity to attend the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 18th Annual Meeting, April 26-30, 2017 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV and to visit the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) headquarters in Chicago, IL, to learn about the standards for a breast cancer program/database and the importance of multidisciplinary breast cancer care. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 15, 2016.

    The full list of requirements, a link to the application form, and contact information are located on the ACS website below:

  • Deadline to Complete BESAP I has been extended to January 15, 2017

    BESAP I users (current and new purchasers) will now have until January 15, 2017, to complete BESAP I (BESAP I expires on January 16, 2017).

    To access your BESAP account, please log into your user account(above right). Once you are logged in, click the 'Education' tab and select 'BESAP'.

    Not a BESAP I User? Do you want to evaluate your mastery of critical content for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease? Do you need to obtain the self-assessment credits necessary to fulfill the ABS Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirements for Recertification? Buy BESAP I today!

    For more information and to purchase BESAP I, click here.

    BESAP II to Launch Early 2017

    Mark your calendars - BESAP II is launching early 2017! More details will be available fall 2016 here on the Society's website. Questions about BESAP? Please contact Tekoah White at twhite@breastsurgeons.org

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • ASBrS Consensus Panel Recommends Against Routine Use of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

    On July 28, 2016, the Society released a position statement recommending against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for average risk women with unilateral breast cancer. The statement was published as two manuscripts in the Annals of Surgical Oncology which are available open access online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5443-5 and http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5408-8.

    ASBrS encourages an evidence-based approach to determine the value of CPM in breast cancer patients. Although CPM may be appropriate for certain high-risk groups, research reveals that the majority of women with breast cancer obtain no oncological benefit from removal of a healthy breast. The statement follows extensive research including a consensus conference held during the Society's 2016 Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

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